Don’t Let Halloween Festivities Derail Your Family’s Healthy Smiles

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This Halloween season, we want to encourage our patients to care for their smile health while enjoying the holiday festivities. Our Mark D. Berard, DDS team in Holland, Michigan wants to support our patients’ commitment to their oral care for themselves and their loved ones. The key is mindfully striving for balance while taking extra care of┬áteeth and gums. Here’s what you can do to help your family do both:

Healthy Halloween Treats

— Keep those candy bowls filled to the brim with fresh fruit. Crisp fall apples in all of their variety, and clementines or tangerines are easy to grab and snack on.

— Treat your family to healthy, snack-sized bags of pretzels, popcorn, dried fruit, nuts, pumpkin seeds, and trail mix. These are also healthy choices whether you keep bowls of these in your home for your family or at your office for yourself.

— Kids love fun treats, you can decorate small oranges, tangerines or clementines like jack-o-lanterns with non-toxic ink to display in your bowls at home. These can also be handed out on Halloween instead of candy, and your neighbors (of all ages) will love you.

— Help your kids celebrate with non-sugary treats. Reward them throughout the month with festive treats such as pencils, erasers, stickers, temporary tattoos, glow sticks, play-doh, sticky spooky eyeballs and wiggly spider rings. Treats don’t have to be sweet!

By making a few creative changes to your annual Halloween festivities, your family’s smile health can be maintained throughout the season. Be sure to help them take extra care with daily brushing and flossing, and keep those end of year cleanings.

Dr. Mark Berard and our dedicated team in Holland, Michigan, are excited to help you with all of your oral care needs. You can reach us by calling 616-392-2853 today. Have a deliciously scary Halloween!